NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort
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Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 9:46:30.2
Visual Magnitude: 12.7
Discoverer: Herschel J.
Year of discovery: 1835
Discovery aperture: 18.3
Summary description: vF, S, * 20 f 1'
NGC 2996. JH's RA is well off and the star an arcminute following is 9th
magnitude, not 20th as noted in CGH. An interesting pair of errors ...
17.5" (4/1/00): fairly faint, fairly small, round, 40" diameter. Gradually increases to a brighter core and occasional faint stellar nucleus. View hampered somewhat by a mag 10.5 star just 1.1' NE of center.